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Prep Roundup: Crater rallies to deny Eagle Point

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Crater's Ty Havniear defeats Luke Callahan of Eagle Point in the 122-pound class. Photo by Denise Baratta

CENTRAL POINT — Eagle Point gave Crater a run for its money Tuesday night in another prime battle on the wrestling mats but the Comets had too much in the end for the game Eagles.

Eagle Point led 27-21 with five matches to go but those upper weights also signified the heart of the Comets’ lineup, with Crater scoring five straight pins to close out a 51-27 victory.

“It was great to go inside with the light and the mat and have Eagle Point at our place,” said Crater coach Greg Haga. “It’s always a great match whenever us and them get together, so I always appreciate that.”

“We’ll see them again Saturday,” Haga said alluding to the upcoming regional tourney at Cottage Grove High, “and hopefully we can keep the ones we won and improve on the ones we lost.”

The top four finishers at each weight class at the regional will advance to a Class 5A state tournament, put on by the Oregon Wrestling Association and sanctioned by the OSAA, again in Cottage Grove June 25-26.

“Our team is a great group of guys and they’ve worked hard and put the time in and now is the time to reap those benefits,” Haga said of a potential late-season surge.

After Kyle O’Neil scored a fall over Braiden Tester in 4 minutes, 11 seconds for the Eagles at 160 pounds, Crater capped the dual with pins by Angel Perez (170), Kabb Christensen (182), Ethan VanHook (195), Gabriel Williams (220) and Jimmy Jordahl (285).

Eagle Point led 12-0 when Crater’s Ty Havniear scored an upset of Luke Callahan at 120 with a 6-2 decision. Havniear has come on strong as of late, going unbeaten in last Saturday’s McNary duals, and Callahan has served as one of the most dependable Eagles in recent years.

“That was a big win for Ty Havniear,” said Haga. “That was a close-fought match and could’ve gone either way.”

Noe Cortez took one back for the Eagles at 126 after he won a scramble and used a reversal to put Ayden Tazioli on his back en route to a 9-6 win.

“Sometimes you wrestle well and you do things right and it doesn’t end up on the win column,” Haga said with a chuckle of Tazioli’s match. “I was happy with 90% of his match.”

Eagle Point also picked up a big win by Dylan Dahling at 138 to make it 21-9, with Dahling erasing a 4-1 deficit to Ryan Hill when he cranked over the young Comet and secured a pin in 2:43.

*106 — Gunner Copeland, EP, won by forfeit; 113 — Tygren Lopez, EP, pinned Wren Rambo, 3:46; 120 — Ty Havniear, C, dec. Luke Callahan, 6-2; 126 — Noe Cortez, EP, dec. Ayden Tazioli, 9-6; 132 — Colton Bryant, C, pinned Kenai Copeland, :47.

138 — Dylan Dahling, EP, pinned Ryan Hill, 2:43; 145 — Matthew Bolanos, C, pinned David Brown, :28; 152 — Brayden Gray, C, pinned Kurtis Jackson, :13; 160 — Kyle O’Neil, EP, pinned Braiden Tester, 4:11.

170 — Angel Perez, C, pinned Jimmie Copeland, 5:03; 182 — Kabb Christensen, C, pinned Juan Ruiz, 1:40; 195 — Ethan VanHook, C, pinned Marc Milazzo, 2:46; 220 — Gabriel Williams, C, pinned Chayse Wilkerson, :45; 285 — Jimmy Jordahl, C, pinned Joel Montes, :28.

* starting weight

GRANTS PASS 56, NORTH MEDFORD 18: At Grants Pass, North Medford’s Alex Silva (138 pounds) and Jeremiah Jackson (220) each scored pins and Alyx Cameron (106) won by forfeit to boost the Black Tornado in the Southwest Conference clash.

*106 — Alyx Cameron, NM, won by forfeit; 113 — Robert Miner, GP, won by forfeit; 120 — Mark Astry, GP, won by forfeit; 126 — Double forfeit; 132 — Josef Miner, GP, pinned Evan Reyes, 3:18.

138 — Alex Silva, NM, pinned Jayden Whipp, 1:48; 145 — Tagge Fry, GP, major dec. Jace Garibay, 13-2; 152 — Elliot Harris, GP, pinned Noah Allen, :58; 160 — Ryan Johnston, GP, won by forfeit.

170 — Gage Blay, GP, won by forfeit; 182 — Dredan Myers, GP, major dec. Brett Rucker, 16-3; 195 — Owen Townes, GP, won by forfeit; 220 — Jeremiah Jackson, NM, pinned Jacob Moss, :51; 285 — Logan Burden, GP, pinned Isaac Shoop, :54.

* starting weight

Boys Basketball

PHOENIX 46, NORTH VALLEY 40: At Phoenix, Julius Bolstad scored 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead Phoenix.

The Pirates (2-6) built a 32-20 lead through three periods, then fended off North Valley (0-8).

Phoenix’s Jake Olsiewski grabbed 10 rebounds to go with five points. Roman Stubbs scored seven and Alex Osario six.

North Valley was paced by Stephen Lauby and Matthew Hawkins, each with 11 points.

NORTH VALLEY (40): Lauby 11, Scharpen 2, Huff 2, Cartwright 3, Duran 0, Hawkins 11, Jones 3, Blaich 8. Totals: 16 3-7 40.

PHOENIX (46): Talbott 0, Selden 4, Monroe 4, Stubbs 7, Osario 6, Harper 9, Bolstad 11, Olsiewski 5. Totals: 17 9-15 46.

North Valley85720— 40

Phoenix1310914— 46

3-point goals — North Valley 5 (Lauby 1, Hawkins 3, Jones 1), Phoenix 3 (Osario 1, Harper 1, Olsiewski 1). Fouled out — Blaich.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 67, ST. MARY’S 54: Cascade Christian jumped out to a 33-17 halftime lead in the Far West League victory at St. Mary’s.

The Challengers (10-0) got 19 points from Morgan Law, 15 from Matt McPheeters and 12 from Levi Marincus.

Tyson Delplanche led St. Mary’s (7-4) with 11 points. Jonah Hadley added nine.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (67): Reece 3, Marincus 12, Anderson 0, Coppedge 7, P. Maurer 2, Hess 2, McPheeters 15, Law 19, A. Maurer 2, Nering 2, Brown 1. Totals: 25 9-17 67.

ST. MARY’S (54): Friesen 0, Kranenburg 3, Walker 0, Bennion 7, Delplanche 11, Hadley 9, Sternenberg 8, Patel 4, Foster 7, Haynes 5, Johnson 5. Totals: 15 19-24 54.

Cascade Christian19141519— 67

St. Mary’s7101621— 54

3-point goals — Cascade Christian 7 (Marincus 2, Coppedge 1, Hess 1, McPheeters 1, Law 2); St. Mary’s 5 (Bennion 1, Delplanche 2, Sternenberg 1, Haynes 1). Fouled out — Reece.

Girls Basketball

SOUTH MEDFORD 74, GRANTS PASS 41: South Medford called on its defense and size in defeating Grants Pass in SOC play.

The Panthers (8-0) amassed 18 steals and outrebounded Grants Pass (6-4) by a 35-20 count.

Kaili Chamberlin scored 16 points and added five steals and four assists for South Medford, while Emma Schmerbach had 14 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Donovyn Hunter added 10 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots, and Tanesha Coley grabbed seven boards.

Grants Pass got the bulk of its points from Emily Rund (13), Brooke Anderson (12) and Raegan Bruner (11).

GRANTS PASS (41): Lopez 0, Anderson 12, Bruner 11, Pastrell 0, Mock 5, Rund 13, Wakefield 0, Hull 0, Seidel 0, Teagle 0, Poteet 0. Totals: 15-43 5-11 41.

SOUTH MEDFORD (74): Chamberlin 16, Coleman 5, Hunter 10, Dillard 1, E. Schmerbach 14, Logue 6, Coley 4, Dahlin 5, Stone 3, Teague-Perry 8, Settle 2, T. Schmerbach 0, Fealey 0. Totals: 35-71 1-7 74.

Grants Pass125195— 41

South Medford23142314— 74

3-point goals — Grants Pass 6 (Bruner 3, Mock 1, Rund 2), South Medford 3 (Coleman 1, Stone 1, Dahlin 1).

JV result — Grants Pass won.

PHOENIX 55, NORTH VALLEY 24: At Talent, Phoenix senior Josie Bolstad had 20 points and six rebounds and sophomore Morgan James added 14 points and seven rebounds in the runaway Skyline Conference win.

The Pirates (7-3) opened a 13-0 lead after one quarter and led 27-2 at halftime in a game played at Talent Middle School to accommodate construction in the area surrounding the high school gymnasium.

Lola Lumbreras added a standout defensive game with four steals to go with six assists for Phoenix.

Abigail Kirkland scored nine points to lead North Valley (1-9).

NORTH VALLEY (24): Moore 2, Kirkland 9, Hawkins 2, Schrock 0, Wheeler 3, Pedersen 4, Cooke 0, Touey 2, Hansen 0, Godfrey 2. Totals: 10 3-6 24.

PHOENIX (55): James 14, Skaff 6, Hernandez 0, Lumbreras 4, Potratz 0, Rector 3, Bolstad 20, Flores 5, Parent 3. Totals: 23 7-12 55.

North Valley021012— 24

Phoenix13141216— 55

3-point goals — North Valley 1 (Wheeler 1), Phoenix 2 (Rector 1, Flores 1).

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 43, ST. MARY’S 37: Cascade Christian senior Katelyn Willard had 20 points, six rebounds and five steals to help the host Challengers shake off a 12-5 deficit after one quarter in the crosstown rivalry game.

Liz White added eight points, five assists and 11 rebounds and Abby Holt had eight points and nine rebounds for Cascade Christian (3-6), which outscored St. Mary’s 28-17 over the second and third quarters.

Sophomore Morgan Dole had 14 points and junior Ryker Rothfus added 11 for St. Mary’s (3-9).

ST. MARY’S (37): Dole 14, Rothfus 11, Ward 6, Ashland 4, Mejia 2, Erickson 0, Conner 0. Totals: 15 4-4 37.

CASCADE CHRISTIAN (43): Willard 20, White 8, Holt 8, Williams 3, Sweem 2, Joseph 2, Pierson 0. Totals: 12 15-25 43.

St. Mary’s121078— 37

Cascade Christian5151310— 43

3-point goals — St. Mary’s 3 (Dole 2, Rothfus 1), Cascade Christian 4 (Willard 4).

ROGUE RIVER 43, ILLINOIS VALLEY 27: At Rogue River, Ayrica Hansen scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack for Rogue River, which built a 10-2 lead after one quarter and secured the win with an 18-7 edge in the third quarter.

Micheala Harris, Alyssa Sizemore and Diana Weilbacher each scored six points for the Chieftains (2-6).

Alyvia Miller tallied 18 points for Illinois Valley (0-10).

Brayden Gray of Crater gets a quick pin on Kurtis Jackson of Eagle Point in the 154 weight class. Photo by Denise Baratta
Crater's Ethan Vanhook, (top), wins the 197 weight class over Marc Millazzo of Eagle Point. Photo by Denise Baratta
Joseph Jordahl of Crater, (top), gets a quick defeat of Joel Montes of Eagle Point in the 285 pound weight class. Photo by Denise Baratta
Crater's Angel Perez, (top), defeats Jimmie Copland of Eagle Point in the 172 weight class. Photo by Denise Baratta